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Palm Coast Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 1 month ago

Jacksonville fugitive arrested in Flagler

Steven Tran was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
by: Melissa Morreale Public Affairs Officer, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office received information on Sept. 9 that a wanted subject identified as Steven Walker Tran would arrive at the Olive Garden located at 5294 E. State Road 100, in Palm Coast. Tran had an active warrant for his arrest from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Upon his arrival to the Olive Garden, Tran began to park his vehicle when an FCSO marked patrol vehicle blocked him in. Tran was secured without incident; he was known to carry a firearm.

Tran was wanted by JSO for pulling a gun on a victim after a fight in Jacksonville in January 2021. 

“The investigative work in this case was phenomenal,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Deputies executed a well planned strategy to safely apprehend a dangerous criminal. I’m proud of how our team handled this situation and that they were able to safely secure him without anyone being injured. He is now in jail where he belongs. This is just another reminder to criminals to stop coming to Flagler County because you can run from other jurisdictions, but you can’t hide here!”

Tran was placed under arrest and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He is being charged held on the warrant with a $50,000 bond. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was notified and Tran will be extradited to Jacksonville. 

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